James Miervaldis is a consultant for the Department of Defense. As an Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer, he deployed twice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. His unit was responsible for transitioning 12,000 detainees to the Government of Iraq and closing the Camp Bucca Theater Internment Facility in 2009 per the Status of Forces Agreement. Later, he served with Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 to develop the Afghan National Security court and prosecute detainees under Afghan law. With the help of the non-profit No One Left Behind and Senator Tim Kaine’s office, he worked for three years to bring his interpreter and his family safely to the U.S. through the Special Immigrant Visa program. Prior to the military, James gained media and policy experience at the White House, Department of State, and Senate Republican Policy Committee. James holds a M.A. in Government and a B.A. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.